Celebrity Hypnotherapist Julian Ufano-Leon Expands His Practice

 

Due to demand, noted celebrity hypnotherapist Julian Ufano-Leon is expanding his practice to house calls especially for his celebrity and VIP clients that need more personal care.

Celebrity hypnotherapist Julian Ufano-Leon

He specializes in working with clients who are experiencing stress, anxiety, fears, phobias, addictions, clients seeking relationship enhancement, weight management and career improvements.

Combining his 16+ years of experience as a child and family counselor for at risk youth along with his hypnotherapy training, Julian is extremely effective when working with individuals suffering from issues such as relationships, social phobias, anxieties, and mental blocks. He enjoys watching his clients transition from a certain state of mind, into confident, assertive and motivated individuals, reaching their goals.

Julian is welcoming to his clients, and allows them to feel safe. He listens, using a non judgemental approach, empathizes with clients and their needs. He is able to identify blocks, fears, and negative associations quickly, which allows him to work effectively, getting impressive results.

Julian has watched numerous clients achieve success in taking exams such as the BAR, the MFT exam and other state issued tests. He has helped many clients with career success, managing weight, gaining anger management skills, working through abuse issues, forgiveness and increased self-esteem. In addition to all of this, he specifically has helped athletes improve their game, dancers flow in the zone and as well as actors get into character.

Previously working as a counselor for troubled youth and their families, Julian has a natural passion for helping individuals realize their dreams, conquer their fears and achieve their goals. His experience as a Behavioral Specialist, coupled with his training as a hypnotherapist grants him the ability to work with a wide variety of people. He attributes his success in this industry to many years of experience, thousands of live sessions, the ability to build rapport quickly, listening to clients’ needs and understanding deep rooted associations in order to help clients create a better sense of well-being for themselves.

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Martial Art Star Paul Mormando’s BOUND BY DEBT To Hit VOD later this month

Ammo Content, a prominent New York based distribution company will release the long awaited film Bound by Debt, starring martial art sensation, Grandmaster Paul Mormando in his debut starring role.  Supporting cast include Freedom Williams (C&C Music Factory) and Bobby Ciasulli (The Real House Wives of New Jersey).
Bound By Debt poster
Mormando plays Dylan James a rough and tough underground fighter who is estranged from his family.  When Dylan refuses to fight for the mob, the mob boss Russo (Samuel Difiore) kidnaps his brother’s daughter Alexis (Nikki Silva) forcing Dylan back into the fighting game.  Now the two brothers are forced to reunite to
save themselves and their family.
Still photo of Paul Mormando in Bound By Debt
Bound by Debt  is a riveting film that brings back the old 90’s action feel. This film has garnered some impressive reviews and has been picked up by several international territories including South Korea.

The film will be released on AMAZON VOD later this month.

About Paul Mormando:

At the tender age of 19, Mormando became the world’s youngest Martial Arts Grand
Master, which is a title given only to practitioners with more than 25 years experience. He was the World Professional Karate Organization’s (W.P.K.O) Middle Weight Kumite Champion in 1992. This martial arts champ was inducted into the prestigious W.P.K.O Hall Of Fame at Madison Square Garden in 2001. He is a 10th degree black belt and founder of the Cha Ki Do Martial Arts System. He is also an expert in Tae Kwon Do, Jujitsu and Kung Fu. The New York Police Department hired him to teach his skills with new officers, and the New York Board of Education engaged him to lecture students. Nicknamed in the press as “Mr. Karate USA,” Paul achieved worldwide fame when he set a world record in board breaking at Shea Station in front of 25,000 people and a TV audience of two million by breaking 56 boards in 58 seconds! This was followed by exhibitions at Madison Square Garden and Nassau Coliseum where he was the headliner.  He was a trainer to Madonna and other celebs and has appeared in action films and TV shows.
His enduring spirit and can do attitude is truly inspiring. A near-fatal car crash left him seriously injured and took his life on an scary and painful detour. Doctors told him that he would not only have to give up martial arts, but he would also perhaps never walk again. Though determination, a strong will and hard work, he regained most of his strength and truly triumphed over tragedy. In addition to his acting career, he has a popular school, the Mormando Martial Arts System and has spoken at many New York City public schools with the message: “kids who study self-defense gain discipline and self-confidence while learning that they don’t have to resort to violence to settle disputes.”
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Attorney Nadia Davari’s Legal Seminar at General Assembly

On Tuesday, September 11th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, noted entertainment attorney Nadia Davari will be giving an informative seminar called “10 Legal Tips for Running Your Business.” This event will be held at General Assembly at 1520 Second Street in Santa Monica.

Entertainment attorney Nadia Davari

Running a business can be extremely rewarding but also incredibly challenging, and there are a whole host of issues that need to be taken into consideration on a daily basis. Legal issues crop up all the time and ignoring them can have serious consequences. Davari will guide attendees on how successfully tackle these issues

At this event, she’ll cover the following five important legal issues that businesses face and discuss how to manage them:

  1. Picking the right business structure
  2. Protecting your intellectual property
  3. Negotiating favorable contracts
  4. Raising capital
  5. Managing independent contractors and employees

Davari has over 14 years of experience as an entertainment and corporate attorney. She has served as the outside counsel and in legal and business affairs for start ups and media companies, including MyLabBox, Channel Factory, MavTV, and Prescience. She works with a wide range of clients including digital media companies, new business start-ups, production companies, movie studios, television networks, and investors. She is well-known for her superior negotiating, drafting, and resourceful problem solving skills. Nadia graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in molecular, cell, and developmental biology and attended USC Law School where she participated in the Hale Moot Court Honors program.

More info about the seminar at :

https://generalassemb.ly/education/10-legal-tips-for-running-your-business/los-angeles/54663

More info about Davari:

http://www.nadiadavari.com/

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Retrosploitation Releasing Teams Up with Award-Winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson for New SLEEPAWAY CAMP II

Talented award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5, Sleepaway Camp IV) is at it again! This wunderkind filmmaker was hired by Retrosploitation Releasing to film new material for the upcoming 30th Anniversary VHS release of “Sleepaway Camp II: Redux”. Paired with a new fully uncut VHS version of “Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland”, both tapes quickly sold out in their initial run.

Sleepaway Camp 2: Redux Edition

The original version of “Sleepaway Camp II” was directed by Michael A. Simpson and released to home video in 1988 by Nelson Home Entertainment. “Back in 2015, I was asked to direct the original scripted ending for ‘Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers’, which revealed Molly’s intended, but never filmed, death scene”, says Ferguson. “It was released as a ‘Special Feature’ called ‘Whatever Happened to Molly?’ on the Official Scream Factory Blu-Ray release of the film.”

Filmmaker Dustin Ferguson

Three years later, Ferguson was approached again to film another new scene, this time for the movie’s 30thAnniversary VHS re-release. “John Klyza, who runs Retrosploitation Releasing, asked if I would be interested in gathering a crew together to go shoot a scene that would be the ‘visual’ for ‘T.C.”s campfire story during the opening of the film,” explains Ferguson. “This segment was called “Steve and Michelle Go to Hell” and it wrapped shooting in June 2018 in Compton, California.” Continues Ferguson, “We went to the same mausoleum used in ‘Phantasm 3, 4 and 5’ and introduced ourselves to the Caretaker. He was very kind and allowed us to film inside, and we also shot some scenes out in the cemetery behind the building. It was a strange yet amazing feeling to be filming for a ‘Sleepaway Camp’ film on a ‘Phantasm’ location…talk about horror-nerd overload!”

The segment in its entirety will be released on its own online to help promote the release. Portions of both “Steve and Michelle Go to Hell” and “Whatever Happened to Molly?” are incorporated into the new release of “Sleepaway Camp II: Redux” itself.

Ferguson is no stranger to the “Sleepaway Camp” franchise. In 2008, he was hired to edit 1992’s unfinished “Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor” for Films Around The World. It was the beginning of a long career involving work in several well-known and respected Horror and Science Fiction franchises. He’s also directed “Nemesis 5: The New Model”, which was executive produced by Albert Pyun (“Mean Guns”, “Cyborg”). He made two entries in the infamous “Camp Blood” series for Sterling Entertainment, and in 2016 he also edited the extended and unrated version of 1987’s “Slumber Party Massacre II”, which hit Blu-Ray in early 2017. Along with a slew of additional “Special Feature” work for Scream Factory (including contributions to “Piranha 2”, “Darkman 2”, “Silent Night, Deadly Night”, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation”, “Dawn of The Dead”, “Return of The Living Dead II” and several others), Ferguson has also directed two “Amityville” films for Wild Eye Releasing, the latter starring Mark Patton of “A Nightmare On Elm Street 2”, and also “Silent Night, Bloody Night 2: The Revival” which starred Jennifer Runyon Corman (“Ghostbusters”) for New Wave Pictures.

Please check out the Sleepaway Camp: Analog Apocalypse Trailer at:   https://youtu.be/sRIELD2nccc

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Award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson Announces New Television Series Pilot for L.A. LIFERS

Award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson announces cast and details regarding his upcoming and much anticipated television pilot for “L.A. Lifers”, a throw-back to the “situation comedy” sitcoms of the 90s.

LA Lifers Poster

“I’m 90s TV Junkie”, says Ferguson. “Shows like ‘Married with Children’, ‘Martin’ and ‘Living Single’ I still hold dear to my heart today. Even the classic Nickelodeon programs like ‘Clarissa Explains It All’, ‘My Brother and Me’ and ‘The Adventures of Pete and Pete’ all served as inspiration, and many gags in the show are based on my experiences after moving from the Midwest to Los Angeles to pursue my own film career.”

Filmmaker Dustin Ferguson and actress Dawna Lee Heising

The series will feature a “laugh track” and follow four roommates: a Stunt Car Driver, a Soap Opera Star, a rising Adult Film Actress and a YouTube Sensation as they fight their way to the top (while also struggling to pay the bills) in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

The show was written by Mike Reeb (“Horndog’s Beach Party”, “Nemesis 5”) and stars Carrie Anne Bernans (“Black Panther”), David Thomas Newman (“Troma’s Mulligan’s Monsters”), Neveen Woods (“Horndog’s Beach Party”), Ryan Rasberry (“Ant-man and The Wasp”) and noted actress Dawna Lee Heising (“Samurai Cop 2”, “Nemesis 5”).

Production wraps in late July and the finished pilot will be presented to both Fox and Netflix. For more information, please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/SoCalCinemaStudios/

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Sci-Fi Action Thriller’ Abeyance’ starts shooting in late June in Pontiac, Michigan

The much anticipated sci-fi action thriller Abeyance starts filming in late June in Pontiac, Michigan. The all-star ensemble cast features Scout Taylor-Compton (The Runaways, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween 2), Richard Tyson (Kindergarten Cop, Black Hawk Down, Something About Mary), Billy Wirth (The Lost Boys, Boys on the Side, Body Snatchers), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, An Eye for An Eye opposite Chuck Norris, Steve McQueen: American Icon with Mel Gibson) and Yan Birch (The People Under the Stairs, Death House, Bless the Child). This film has already generated a big buzz as Variety covered the film’s casting announcement! 

 Harley Wallen

Martial arts champion (black belts in Judo, Tae Kwon Do and Jiu Jitsu) and multi-award winning writer, director and actor Harley Wallen (Bennett’s Song with Tara Reid, Into a Dark Mind with Tom Sizemore) not only writes and directs this compelling film, but he also stars in it. 

Scout Taylor-Compton

In this story, we follow Corey (Damien Chinappi), a troubled and suicidal military veteran who stumbles across a kidnapping with great scientific implications and alongside his unlikely “partner in crime” a prostitute named Stephanie (Kaiti Wallen), they decide to try to help a young girl, Miranda (Angelina Danielle Cama), who got away. They enter a world far more complex, cutthroat and dangerous than they could ever imagine.

Richard Tyson

HPC’s own Vida G. (The Mindy Project, the upcoming Nation’s Fire), Shane Hagedorn (Wild Faith) and Calhoun Koenig (Moving Parts) also star. Production will begin in late June through early August in Pontiac, Michigan. 

Billy Wirth
Mel Novak
Yan Birch

Wallen of Painted Creek Productions and his production partners Nancy Oeswein, Kaiti Wallen, Annette Cama and Nick Sarelli are excited to show their own take on the morality issues as science allows us to “Play God” and the implications of the decisions and the temptations we face when we do.  

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Entertainment Attorney Nadia Davari Guest Lectured at Raindance LA

Nadia Davari guest lectured a class on Wednesday, June 20th from 6 to 8pm on Film Sales and Distribution at Raindance L.A at Rough Diamond Productions at 1424 North Kings Road in West Hollywood. Producer Jason Piette (The Merchant Of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons; Head In The Clouds; Napoleon TV series for A & E; Perfect Creatures; I Melt With You: Iron Sky. Co-founder Disrupting Influence) also guest lectured that evening.

Jason Piette and Nadia Davari

Other guest lecturers in this informative lecture series were producer and director Julia Verdin (The Merchant of Venice, Stander, Jacks, Born of War, The Unwilling, Lost Girls), and sales agent Glenn Kendrick Ackermann (Quadra, Helkon, Capitol, VIP Medienfonds, Atlas and V International Media having secured international presales, private equity, licensed international and domestic distribution rights).

About Raindance L.A. :
Raindance L.A. is a film/TV training and networking organization that works to promote and support independent filmmaking and filmmakers in the US. From new and emerging talent to seasoned industry pros, Raindance connects, trains, supports and promotes visual storytellers through every step of their career.

About Nadia Davari:
Nadia has over 14 years of experience as an entertainment and business attorney. She has served as the outside counsel and in legal and business affairs for several media companies and start-ups, including MavTV, Channel Factory, Prescience, and Lightning Entertainment. She works with a wide range of clients including digital media companies, new business start-ups, production companies, movie studios, television networks, investors, and talent. She is well-known for her superior negotiating and drafting skills in development, production, distribution, licensing, and acquisition of entertainment content in animated, scripted and unscripted television, and motion picture content. Nadia graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in molecular, cell and developmental biology and attended USC Law School where she participated in the Hale Moot Court Honors program.

Excerpt from panel:

https://www.facebook.com/lawofficesofnadiadavari/videos/554537338281033/

More info about Nadia Davari at:
http://www.nadiadavari.com/

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Noted Entertainment Attorney Nadia Davari Guest Lectures at Raindance L.A

For those wanting to learn more about the business of show business, noted entertainment attorney Nadia Davari will guest lecture a class on Wednesday, June 13th from 6 to 8pm on Film Sales and Distribution at Raindance L.A.  This event will take place at Rough Diamond Productions, which is located at 1424 North Kings Road in West Hollywood. Producer Jason Piette (The Merchant Of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons; Head In The Clouds; Napoleon TV series for A & E; Perfect Creatures; I Melt With You: Iron Sky. Co-founder Disrupting Influence) will also be guest lecturing that evening.

Entertainment attorney Nadia Davari

Other guest lecturers in this informative lecture series include producer and director Julia Verdin (The Merchant of Venice, Stander, Jacks, Born of War, The Unwilling, Lost Girls), and sales agent Glenn Kendrick Ackermann (Quadra, Helkon, Capitol, VIP Medienfonds, Atlas and V International Media having secured international presales, private equity, licensed international and domestic distribution rights).

Film producer and Raindance LA founder Julia Verdin

About Raindance L.A. :
Raindance L.A. is a film/TV training and networking organization that works to promote and support independent filmmaking and filmmakers in the US. From new and emerging talent to seasoned industry pros, Raindance connects, trains, supports and promotes visual storytellers through every step of their career.

About Nadia Davari:
Nadia has over 14 years of experience as an entertainment and business attorney. She has served as the outside counsel and in legal and business affairs for several media companies and start-ups, including MavTV, Channel Factory, Prescience, and Lightning Entertainment. She works with a wide range of clients including digital media companies, new business start-ups, production companies, movie studios, television networks, investors, and talent. She is well-known for her superior negotiating and drafting skills in development, production, distribution, licensing, and acquisition of entertainment content in animated, scripted and unscripted television, and motion picture content. Nadia graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in molecular, cell and developmental biology and attended USC Law School where she participated in the Hale Moot Court Honors program.

More info about the seminar and tickets:

http://www.raindance.org/courses/sales-distribution-la/

More info about Nadia Davari at:
http://www.nadiadavari.com/

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LA Premiere of Director Jeremy Guy’s “Purdah”

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — Los Angeles, CA — Thursday, May 31st, 2018 — Director and cinematographer Jeremy Guy presents his feature documentary directorial debut with “Purdah” (“Veil”) — the inspiring story of a young Indian woman who trades her burka for dreams of playing on the Mumbai Senior Women’s Cricket Team and how the harsh realities for women in her country creates an unexpected outcome for her own family, ultimately shattering and fueling aspirations. The film is an Official Selection in competition at the internationally renowned Dances With Films festival, featuring its Los Angeles Premiere Screening at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The film recently held its World Premiere at Cinequest Film Festival where it was called a “a real life Bend It Like Beckham” by KQED-FM (NPR).

From “Purdah” (“Veil”)

Director Jeremy Guy says, “I was working on another film in India when I met Kaikasha Mirza. Her pursuit of a career in cricket as a woman, which is frowned upon by her Muslim community, was a fascinating story in itself. And then, as I began shooting, the story took a surprising turn, and an even bigger story began to unravel about the challenges that Kaikasha, her two sisters and their mother faced amidst societal oppression.”

From “Purdah” (“Veil”)

The three independent-minded Mirza sisters have ambitious dreams for their lives and careers. Despite their earnestness, they face an uphill battle coming from a conservative Muslim family in Mumbai, India.
Kaikasha Mirza became enamored with cricket as a young woman, yet she was forbidden to play and forced to be a spectator in her burka, but she eventually persuades her father to allow her to remove her burka to become one of only a few Muslim women cricketers in all of Mumbai. She chases her dream of playing for the prestigious Mumbai Senior Women’s Cricket Team, but her parents give her the ultimatum that she will have two years to become a professional cricketer—or they will arrange her marriage.

From “Purdah” (“Veil”)

Kaikasha’s eldest sister, Saba, has her own dreams for her career and yearns to become a model, and Heena, the youngest sister, wants to be a fashion designer or a singer, but poverty may impede their pursuits. All three girls and their mother must contend with the wishes of their father who does not believe women should work, but rather, stay home to cook, clean and raise a family.

From “Purdah” (“Veil”)

As the women pursue their dreams, a series of shocking and tragic circumstances befall the Mirza family, and the film continues to follow each of them as they battle through family crises, poverty, and intense societal pressures.
This cinematic journey highlights how dreaming the impossible dream and having a passionate purpose can potentially save us. This story of perseverance lands on the message that even if things don’t turn out as we had hoped or planned, it’s about how we react to overcome life’s biggest challenges that makes all the difference.

From “Purdah” (“Veil”)

Tickets are available on the Dances With Films’ website

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42nd Annual USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

On Saturday, May 19th, many celebrities and luminaries in the martial arts world will be inducted into the prestigious USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame at their gala at the Doubletree Hilton at 6161 West Centinela in Los Angeles. Celebrities awarded at the gala are legendary actor and master Stephen Lang (Avatar), legendary action star Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Steve McQueen: American Icon opposite Mel Gibson), legendary action star Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop 1 and 2, Sky opposite Norman Reedus), multi award-winning actress, model and martial artist Dawna Lee Heising (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance opposite Tommy Wiseau, Nemesis 5: The New Model), multi award-winning filmmaker Thomas J. Churchill (Check Point, Nation’s Fire) and multi award- winning actress and HPC’s very own Vida G. (The Mindy Project, Jimmy Kimmel Live). Additionally, Vida will be the first person of Iranian descent to be bestowed this prestigious award.  Legendary action star Gloria Hendry (Live and Let Die), former five time world kickboxing champion and former four time sport karate champion and filmmaker Robert Parham, five time world karate kick champion and action star Kathy Long, filmmaker and martial Art Camacho, grandmaster Eric Lee, master and action hero Dan Southworth (The Scorpion King), actress Joycelyne Lew (The Big Brawl), master Brian Kula Fung, martial artist and performer Alan Koa, and martial artist and dancer Michelle Manu will also be awarded. Dr. Robert Goldman who will receive the Living Legend Award, special guest of honor and creator of the TV series Kung Fu, Ed Spielman and many more. Martial Artist and stand-up comic Mark Hoadley will be opening the gala with his unique style of stand-up comedy. Sifu Hoadley is a 3 time Hall of Fame inductee and last year’s Alliance inductee. Mark frequently performs at The World Famous Comedy Store, The Ice House and the Clown House. For the first time ever, it will be a mini Black Belt Jones reunion with stars Gloria Hendry and Mel Novak with a special tribute to Jim Kelly.

Grandmaster Jim Thomas and Master Lori Hallmark

This renowned Hall of Fame was founded by Grandmaster Jim Thomas, Ph.D./D.Sc./Ma.Dsc. Dr. Thomas is a 10th degree grand master and is recognized as one of 20 worldwide. He has been active in the martial arts for over half a century. In addition to serving as the head coach for Team USA, he was inducted into 6 various martial arts ‘Hall of Fame’ institutions and listed in ‘Who’s – Who’ in the world of Martial Arts. Grandmaster Thomas has won over 200 awards and trophies and served in the U.S. Air Force for 7 years during the Vietnam Evacuation Era. He was a former athlete for the USA World Class Competition Team and has appeared in over 8 Martial Arts Motions pictures.

The U.S.A. Martial Arts ‘Hall of Fame’ “Hall of Heroes” was originally created in 1976 by Grand Master Robert Trias, the first man to open a martial arts school in the U.S. In its beginning it was very small in nature and was done spontaneously at various Martial Arts functions. Grandmaster Thomas and Mike Day were called upon to orchestrate this function into what it is today. Even with the passing of Grandmaster Trias and Day, Thomas has kept this event alive himself and includes new exciting things each and every year! This event actually spans three days from May 19th to May 21st with seminars and classes and the gala being on the 19th.

For more info and to purchase tickets, as seating is limited and selling out fast, please go to https://www.usamartialartshalloffame.com/california-2018  or call 808 -778-8768

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